Attention to detail

What is Paisley?

The distinguishable paisley pattern will stand out amongst crowds. The origin of this pattern began in Iran and became very popular in  the 18th and 19th century. The most frequent question I run across in reference to paisley pattern ties, bow ties, and pocket squares is when can I wear them? What or how can I wear them ? The answer that I give ... Wait for it .... anything your heart desires.  

But seriously, there's levels to this paisley game so let me give you some direction.  Shirt styles you can wear paisley patterns with 

  • Stripe Shirts recommended  
  • Solid Shirts recommended  
  • Gingham Shirts Recommended  
  • Floral Shirts be cautious  

When putting together a  SharpCrispClean outfit with paisley accessories aim to keep the outfit simple. (I always encourage adding a splash of color) 

Paisely pattern accessories at times, contain multiple colors in it's display. Use this to your advantage and draw out the smallest color combination, which will essentially make the outfit stand out in a SCC type way.  

Paisely pattern accessories are one of my top choices because it demands attention, demonstrates personality and shows people that you have skills to pay the bills. 

The question I ask you now after reading this .., When's the next time your wearing Paisley? 

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Classic Man

I'm a classic man. You can be mean when you look this clean I'm a classic man. Calling on me like a young OG I'm a classic man . Your needs get met by the street, elegant old fashioned man Yeah baby I'm a classic man. Lyrics from a unique individual who is bring a 70's flavor to the new generation. Jidenna flashes on to the scene with tailored three piece suits that are distinctive, vibrant in color and most of all they exude his character and style to the utmost. Dare to be different and wear things that fit you as an individual is what defines those that are innovative or reinnovative. 

Jidenna is a man or talent and fearlessness. He was born in Wisconsin but spent most of his childhood in Nigeria. He followed his heart, and dreams to help distinctively create a new  sound to the world of music i.e Hip Hop. Jidenna not only focused on his sound and craft but also emphasize that appearance is everything! Jidenna realized that people will first judge you based off your looks, so to always present yourself in a well dress fashioned and something that uniquely fits your style .  He developed his fashion look based on certain leaders that were in all different facets of society such as Malcolm X, Frank Sinatra to Outkast's Andre 3000 , Bob Marley, people in his community and his father. 
 

"These men cared about grooming and appearance, but, moreso, they cared about character. ~Jidenna~

Jidenna looks include ascots , skinny ties. Pocket squares , three piece suits , vintage hand clocks, wing collar shirts, suede , a cane , wingtip shoes , pinstripe suits and so much more . A 70's look with a touch of modern style .  A look many question because it's not the usual . A classic man that knows fashion, but more importantly, a man, who exudes confidence, masters his Swag and creates new rules for the game. What are your thoughts on this classic look?  

 

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Pocket Square

Accessories can make or break an entire look and with more knowledge being spread world wide on the subject it is becoming a hot commodity. An accessory some would say is the most important part of an outfit. The pocket square is that rare accessory that helps accent the suit.  It brings a splash of color and personality that can make any suit you wear look #SharpCrispClean.

            “What’s a pocket square”? A pocket square is a form of a kerchief that is a hemmed square of a thin fabric that can be carried in a suit or vest pocket. Pocket squares shows that an individual has a sense of style and attention to detail.

The limitations when it comes to a pocket square are endless. Multi- colored, striped, polka dots, mix patterns, paisley patterns, or four panel pocket squares, the designs are endless.

The general guideline is to have your pocket square color compliment some color on your tie. But why not stand out and be different, times have evolved and now the pocket square doesn't have to match as long as the color coordinates and ties in the whole look.  Trying to coordinate every color makes it look like your trying to hard and instead of getting approval you will get a look of disapproval. In regards to folding the pocket square you have several options, some are complex, some are simple but depending on how you fold it gives you a different appearance.

Always remember the smallest detail will set you apart from many. Women love a well- dressed man who pays attention to the detail. As the pocket squares makes a major comeback into men’s fashion be sure you pick out one that will keep you look #SharpCrispClean.

Check out below a image of pocket squares that's very helpful from www.pearleventsaustin.com

                               Little things make the biggest difference

Young, Fly and Foolish

According to dictionary.reference.com walk is define as advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by steps; Oxforddictionaries.com defines air as the invisible gaseous substance surrounding the earth, mixture mainly of oxygen and nitrogen.  Walking on Air therefore can be interpreted as an individual who is advancing him/herself in life on earth while taking moderate steps until reaching their ultimate goal and becoming successful. Trey Parker and Antwan Williams created Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish, which is a book that entails tips, information and insight on how to conduct and execute professional goals. The book is interesting, and a very simple read that I encourage all inquisitive minds to check out.

“The individuals who walk on air are free and willing to take a leap of faith and live in the clouds. The clouds represent a place of serenity where dreamers can dream and creative minds are free to construct the unfathomable.”  An excerpt from the book that was very influential and best summarized what this book is about.

Trey Parker one of the authors of Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish, obtained his bachelor degree from the Florida State University and a masters in business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In 2010 he was initiated into the Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He truly believes in the quote “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door, and lives by it every day. Mr. Parker’s lifestyle requires him to value the importance of living SharpCrispClean, while inspiring everyone he comes in contact with in regards to his book. As a current financial adviser for Edward Jones Mr. Parker is required to dress professionally on a daily basis so it’s a necessity to have as many professional looks as possible and that’s what we at SharpCrispClean provide Mr. Parker with.

Antwan Williams II is a strong believer in a quote from Steve Jobs that states “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you want to become.”  He obtained his bachelors degree from the Florida State University and his masters in Health Administration from the University of Central Florida. In 2010 he was initiated into the Iota Delta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Mr. Williams is a big advocate of dressing SharpCrispClean, in which it gives him a big advantage in anything he does in life.  Mr. Williams is a leader that constantly inspires through his actions and words. He makes it his goal to empower all those that he comes in contact with, while providing them with tools and resources to take control of their lives. A prime example of this is Walking on Air, Success Tips for the Young Fly and Foolish.

Be sure to check out the book for yourself, you wont be disappointed .

No Matter the lifestyle you can always Live Sharp Stay Crisp Look Clean



Sharp Crisp Clean (The Complete Look)

The word complete is defined as having all the necessary or appropriate parts, when it comes to men's fashion the complete look should always be the norm. Whether it's business professional or cosmopolitan, having all the right pieces that define the look should never be overlooked. Attention to detail in regards to the accessories and the color scheme no matter the occasion.

The tie if accessorized with a tie clip based on the material should be the same as far as the jewelry goes. Gold tie clip.. gold watch.. gold cuff links ..

Belt should always match your shoes. But never ever wear a belt while wearing suspenders or braces. (Braces and suspenders are different) 

Socks should be an extension of your pants but if bold enough it is encourage to wear designer socks that have style and grace. 

When wearing a blazer or a suit the complete look is adding the pocket square and or the flower lapel. A blazer or a suit jacket always adds the finishing touch to any outfit. Life is to short to wear boring clothes and you can never be overdressed . So Live Sharp!! Stay Crisp!!! and Look Clean!!!!